Stupa 6

Stupa 6 - Diagram Guide 1. In what ways are the stupas...

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Diagram Guide 1. In what ways are the stupas considered bodies of Buddha? There is a strict analogy between the world considered by and individual and the total cosmos. This cosmic body is the body of Buddha and therefore is a stupa as well. The stupa is one and at the same time the whole world. The Buddha is the perfected Man and at the same time is each human being. The stupa also represents the Buddha by the form they each take. A center line that continues from the yatsi is the spine and the middle axis of the stupa and the Buddha. The crossed legs of the Buddha are the stupas’ foundation and the Buddha’s torso is the hemisphere (dome) of the stupa. The harmika represents Buddha’s head and crown. Also, the harmika is a symbol of the relics and the yatsi connects the karmika and the anda. This represents all 6 dirctions- N,S,W,E, in, out all starting from the center. The design of the buildings in the form of the human body accomplishes 2 things. 1)
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Stupa 6 - Diagram Guide 1. In what ways are the stupas...

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